National day of protests against Household Tax

The Campaign Against Household & Water Taxes (CAHWT) is calling on the public to come out and join their nearest protest activity this Saturday February 25th.

As registration figures for the tax remain low with 93% still boycotting, CAHWT believes its campaign is gaining huge momentum and that the mood is changing in the country against ongoing austerity measures.

Tommy Hogan, CAHWT spokesperson and Waterford campaign member said: “We call on people to get involved in this growing movement against unjust taxation. The dogs in the street know this tax is not for services but is another donation to the bondholders.

“Meeting after meeting is hearing tales of disappointment and betrayal that the government is continuing this disastrous policy of bailouts for the wealthy and hardship for ordinary folk. 1,000 people have attended meetings in Waterford alone on this issue, an unprecendented number, and thousands more in other counties,”  he said.

“We can force the government back if we stick together in a united boycott campaign that would see hundreds of thousands — maybe a million — not registering by St Patricks Day. If we do that, we can go all the way.”

Malachy Steenson, CAHWT Dublin and ACRA  member said: “The government has broken faith by taxing the family home. More charges on property and water  are on the way which would bring this levy to over €1,000 per annum. People should use this issue as their referendum on the government’s broken promises.

“There are over 40 protest actions organised around the country on Saturday. We call on people to connect with their nearest one, which are advertised on or through our 1890-98 98 00 helpine.”

CAHWT protests Sat Feb 25th:DUBLIN:

City Centre – meet GPO at 12 noon. Mass leafleting of shopping areas.

Cabra/Stoneybatter – Meet at 12 at Phibsborough Church for protest at clinic of Joe Costello/ Paschal O’Donoghue TDs.

Coolock – Northside shopping centre 12.30

Finglas – protest & leafleting at shopping centre 12 noon

Blanchardstown – 1pm at Council offices, Blanch Town Centre. Bin your govt booklet.

Swords – Fingal Council offices, Swords Main St 12 noon – Bin the Booklet back to Phil.

Balbriggan – Town Hall  12 noon – Bin the Booklet back to Phil.

Ringsend – meet at Library 11.30am

South west inner city – 12 noon at constituency office Catherine Murray TD, Tyrconnell Rd.

Ballyfermot – White line picket (and bin the leaflet. Assemble shops, Ballyfermot Road 2pm.

Lucan – mass leafleting. Meet at Superquinn 12 noon.

Tallaght – mass leafleting at The Square 1pm. Picket Pat Rabbitte Clinic Tallaght village 2pm.

Dun Laoghaire – meet 2pm at the Church Wall

Dundrum town centre – 12 noon.


City centre – rally at Daunt Square 2pm “bin the booklet”.

Mallow –  march assembling 2.30pm at Killarney Rd to march to Town Hall.

Assemble 12pm Pery’s Square, marching to City Hall:

Ennis –  protest march at 2pm from the O’Connell Monument.

Protest rally 3pm in John Roberts Square.


Newbridge – assemble St Conleths Church 12 noon-protest to Martin Heydon TD’s office.

Maynooth/Kilcock  – protest 12 noon at The Square, Maynooth Village.

Wicklow :
All Wicklow protest Sat 25th @ 12 noon from Bray town hall march to clinic of Anne Ferris TD

Wexford town -1pm White line protest on bridge.

Gorey –  2pm Protest on Main Street. Assemble outside Pettits supermarket.

Enniscorthy – march and rally at office of Government chief Whip, Paul Kehoe TD starting  10 a.m. Fairgreen (opp.Pettits supermarket).

Assemble 12 noon at Croppies Grave, ’98 Street, Graiguecullen and from there march  through Carlow town, finishing at the Liberty Tree.

2pm at the Courthouse, Parliament StWestmeath:
Mullingar – meet at The Square 12 noon.


Assemble at the Browne Doorway, Eyre Square  2pm for mass binning of leaflet and march to TD clinics.


Donegal town, Dungloe, Ballybofey, Buncrana, Ramelton, Letterkenny – Information stands in all towns.

Gweedore/Gaoth Dobhair – meet 12 noon Páirc Gnó Ghaoth Dobhair (outside Dinny McGinley’s ministerial office) and marching to his TD’s office in Machaire Chlochair.

Fál Carrach – meet 12 midday at the crossroads for speeches and then a protest march through the town.

Car cavalcade throughout county towns to hand out leaflets.Leaving from Monaghan town @ 10am from Peter’s Lake carpark via Clones; Ballybay; Carrickmacross and on to Castleblaney and then back to Monaghan. Supporters from each town will be giving out leaflets just before cavalcade arrives.

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